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What are the symptoms of an inherited metabolic disorder?

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The symptoms of genetic metabolic disorders can be different depending on the metabolism problem. Some symptoms include:

  • Feeling tired
  • Lack of appetite
  • Belly pain
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Jaundice
  • Failure to grow
  • Developmental delay
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Unusual odor of pee, breath, sweat, or saliva

From: Inherited Metabolic Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fleisher, G. Lippincott, Wilkins & Wilkins, 2006. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine,

Scriver, C. McGraw-Hill, 2001. Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease,

McMillan, J. , Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2006. Oski's Pediatrics: Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 1, 2018

SOURCES:

Fleisher, G. Lippincott, Wilkins & Wilkins, 2006. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine,

Scriver, C. McGraw-Hill, 2001. Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease,

McMillan, J. , Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2006. Oski's Pediatrics: Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 1, 2018

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